Mass June 21 honors
retirement of long-time pastor

BOONVILLE — A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held in honor of the Rev. Donald H. Karlen, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, and St. Mary of the Snows Church, Otter Lake at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Charles St., Boonville.

Karlen will transition from pastor/manager of the churches to senior priest retired on July 1.

A reception will follow the service from 1-4 p.m. in Kiefer Hall at St. Patrick’s Church, River Street, Forestport, followed by a benediction in St. Patrick’s Church.